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message 1: by Martha (last edited Jan 13, 2021 01:10PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments For the last couple of years I've set my target at 100 and exceeded it, so I'm going to go into the new bracket but still only set the target slightly higher at 104. I'm also cutting right down on the other goals I set as I've definitely put way too much pressure on myself in previous years

Other goals:
60 books off my unread shelf (i.e. owned pre-2020)
Track (but not set goals for) the diversity of what I'm reading in terms of race, sexuality, gender, nationality etc.

2020 Reading Statistics

156/104

New Reads: 144
Re-Reads: 12

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 12
Children's: 20
Classics: 4
Essays: 4
Fantasy: 10
Feminism: 3
General Fiction: 25
General Non-Fiction: 14
Graphic Novel: 24
Graphic Non-Fiction: 22
Historical Fiction: 3
Humour:
Mental Health:
Mystery:
Plays:
Poetry: 5
Politics:
Psychology:
Religion: 1
Science:
Sci-fi: 1
Short Stories: 2
Thriller: 2
YA: 4

Total Fiction: 95
Total Non Fiction: 61

Length
Short (<250 pages): 94
Medium (250-450 pages): 57
Long (451+): 5

Author
Male: 32
Female: 114
Non Binary: 5
Unknown: 5

White: 103
Non-White: 49
Unknown: 4

Openly LGBTQ+: 25
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 131

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 20
Non-disabled / Unknown: 136

UK/US: 121
Rest of the world: 35

New: 93
Not New: 63

Ratings
★★★★★: 17
★★★★: 85
★★★: 43
★★: 10
★: 0

Books by month
January: 9
February: 12
March: 16
April: 12
May: 38
June: 6
July: 10
August: 16
September: 26
October: 7
November: 1
December: 3

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 80
Gifts: 19
Library: 4
Borrowed: 1
Free: 6
Purchased in 2020: 46

Total owned pre-2020: 80
Total free in 2020: 30
Total paid in 2020: 46


message 2: by Martha (last edited Jan 30, 2020 09:34AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments January

New Reads: 9
Re-Reads:

Genre:
Children's: 1
Essays: 1
General Fiction: 5
General Non-Fiction: 1
Thriller: 1

Total Fiction: 7
Total Non Fiction: 2

Length
Short (<250 pages): 4
Medium (250-450 pages): 4
Long (451+): 1

Author
Male:
Female: 8
Non Binary: 1
Unknown:

White: 5
Non-White: 4
Unknown:

Openly LGBTQ+: 2
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 7

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 1
Non-disabled / Unknown: 8

UK/US: 8
Rest of the world: 1

New: 8
Not New: 1

Ratings
★★★★★: 0
★★★★: 6
★★★: 3
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 6
Borrowed: 1
Free: 1
Purchased in 2020: 1

Total owned pre-2020: 6
Total free in 2020: 2
Total paid in 2020: 1

The books
Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
Owned, Fiction, New Read, New Author, 368 pages
Read: 01/01/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Owned, Fiction, New Read, New Author, 310 pages
Read: 02/01/20 - 05/01/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

George by Alex Gino
Free, Children's, New Read, New Author, Audiobook
Read: 09/01/20 - 09/01/20
Rating: 3 stars

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Owned, Fiction, New Read, New Author, 163 pages
Read: 07/01/20 - 11/01/20
Rating: 4 stars

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Owned, Essays, New Read, New Author, 190 pages
Read: 09/01/20 - 14/01/20
Rating: 3 stars

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey
Owned, Fiction, New Read, New Author, 384 pages
Read: 15/01/20 - 19/01/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
Borrowed, Thriller, New Read, 305 pages
Read: 20/01/20 - 23/01/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Owned, Fiction, New Read, New Author, 453 pages
Read: 23/01/20 - 27/01/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

How To Balance Your Life: Everyday Tips for Simpler Living and Lasting Harmony by Robin James
Purchased, Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 160 pages
Rating: 3 stars


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3273 comments Best of luck with your reading challenge, Martha!


message 4: by Martha (last edited Feb 29, 2020 01:08PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments February

New Reads: 12
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Children: 3
Classics: 1
General Fiction: 1
General Non-Fiction: 1
Graphic Novel: 3
Graphic Non-Fiction: 3

Total Fiction: 8
Total Non Fiction: 4

Length
Short (<250 pages): 5
Medium (250-450 pages): 6
Long (451+): 1

Author
Male: 4
Female: 8
Non Binary: 0
Unknown: 0

White: 11
Non-White: 1
Unknown: 0

Openly LGBTQ+: 0
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 12

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 2
Non-disabled / Unknown: 10

UK/US: 11
Rest of the world: 1

New: 6
Not New: 6

Ratings
★★★★★: 3
★★★★: 4
★★★: 4
★★: 1
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 5
Gifted: 2
Purchased in 2020: 5

Total owned pre-2020: 5
Total free in 2020: 2
Total paid in 2020: 5

The books
Emma by Jane Austen
Owned, Classics, New Read, 514 pages
Read: 27/01/20 - 04/02/20
Rating: 3 stars - Review

Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend by Catana Chetwynd
Gifted, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, 136 pages
Read: 06/02/20
Rating: 5 stars

Book Love by Debbie Tung
Purchased, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, 137 pages
Read: 07/02/20
Rating: 5 stars

The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 331 pages
Read: 10/02/20 - 11/02/20
Rating: 4 stars

The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 368 pages
Read: 11/02/20 - 15/02/20
Rating: 4 stars

Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 96 pages
Read: 14/02/20-15/02/20
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

The End by Lemony Snicket
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 345 pages
Read: 15/02/20 - 16/02/20
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 336 pages
Read: 17/02/20 - 18/02/20
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté
Purchased, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 320 pages
Read: 07/02/20 - 19/02/20
Rating: 4 stars

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 256 pages
Read: 21/02/20
Rating: 4 stars Review

Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 224 pages
Read: 22/02/20 - 27/02/20
Rating: 3 stars

The Wolf of Baghdad by Carol Isaacs
Gifted, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 207 pages
Read: 29/02/20
Rating: 3 stars -> Review


message 5: by Martha (last edited Mar 29, 2020 12:23PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments March

New Reads: 15
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Children's: 1
Classics: 2
Fantasy: 2
General Fiction: 2
Graphic Novel: 2
Graphic Non-Fiction: 2
Poetry: 2
Thriller: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 10
Total Non Fiction: 6

Length
Short (<250 pages): 7
Medium (250-450 pages): 9
Long (451+):

Author
Male: 1
Female: 13
Non Binary: 2
Unknown:

White: 8
Non-White: 8
Unknown:

Openly LGBTQ+: 6
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 10

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 1
Non-disabled / Unknown: 15

UK/US: 11
Rest of the world: 5

New: 12
Not New: 4

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 10
★★★: 4
★★:
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 7
Gifted:
Library: 4
Purchased in 2020: 5

Total owned pre-2020: 7
Total free in 2020: 4
Total paid in 2020: 5

The books
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Owned, Classic, Reread, 441 pages
Read: 21/02/20 - 01/03/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Recovery of Rose Goldby Stephanie Wrobel
Owned, Thriller, New Read, New Author, 340 pages
Read: 02/03/20 - 04/03/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, 224 pages
Read: 06/03/20
Rating: 5 stars

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
Purchased, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 289 pages
Read: 05/03/20 - 08/03/20
Rating: 4 stars

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib
Owned, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 220 pages
Read: 09/03/20 - 12/03/20
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Surge by Jay Bernard
Library, Poetry, New Read, New Author, 58 pages
Read: 12/03/20 - 17/03/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob
Purchase, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 349 pages
Read: 15/03/20 - 17/03/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman
Library, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 288 pages
Read: 20/03/20
Rating: 4 stars

Golden Child by Claire Adam
Library, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 272 pages
Read: 13/03/20 - 21/03/20
Rating: 3 stars

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Owned, Fantasy, New Read, 208 pages
Read: 15/03/20 - 22/03/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Fantastically Great Women who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst
Purchased, Children's, New Read, 32 pages
Read: 25/03/20
Rating: 5 stars

Flèche by Mary Jean Chan
Library, Poetry, New Read, New Author, 78 pages
Read: 21/03/20 - 27/03/20
Rating: 4 stars

Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan
Purchased, Fantasy, New Read, New Author, 276 pages
Read: 26/03/20 - 28/03/20
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua
Owned, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 320 pages
Read: 28/03/20
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
Owned, YA, New Read, New Author, 360 pages
Read: 28/03/20 - 29/03/20
Rating: 4 stars

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Owned, Classics, New Read, New Author, 63 pages
Read: 29/03/20
Rating: 4 stars


message 6: by Martha (last edited Apr 29, 2020 06:50AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments April

New Reads: 11
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Biography / Memoir: 1
Children's: 2
Fantasy: 2
General Fiction: 1
General Non-Fiction: 1
Graphic Novel: 4
Religion: 1

Total Fiction: 8
Total Non Fiction: 3

Length
Short (<250 pages): 7
Medium (250-450 pages): 4
Long (451+): 1

Author
Male: 3
Female: 9
Non Binary:
Unknown:

White: 8
Non-White: 4
Unknown:

Openly LGBTQ+:
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 12

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 3
Non-disabled / Unknown: 9

UK/US: 10
Rest of the world: 2

New: 7
Not New: 5

Ratings
★★★★★: 3
★★★★: 6
★★★: 3
★★:
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 4
Gifted:
Library:
Purchased in 2020: 7

Total owned pre-2020: 4
Total free in 2020:
Total paid in 2020: 7

The books
Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, 320 pages
Read: 02/04/20
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Heartstopper: Volume Threeby Alice Oseman
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, 384 pages
Read: 03/04/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
Purchased, Fiction, New Author, New Read, 162 pages
Read: 31/03/20 - 04/04/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Marvel Fearless and Fantastic!: Female Super Heroes Save the World by Sam Maggs
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Author, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 04/04/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Owned, Fantasy, New Author, New Read, 278 pages
Read: 05/04/2020 - 06/04/2020
Rating: 5 stars

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 192 pages
Read: 11/04/2020
Rating: 3 stars

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Owned, Children's, Reread, 150 pages
Read: 12/04/2020
Rating: 3 stars

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe by Johny Pitts
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 384 pages
Read: 31/03/20 - 16/04/20
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Purchased, Fantasy, New Read, 498 pages
Read: 14/04/20 - 21/04/20
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Owned, Religion, New Read, New Author, 211 pages
Read: 16/04/20 - 22/04/20
Rating: 4 stars

My Past Is a Foreign Country: A Muslim feminist finds herself by Zeba Talkhani
Purchased, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 200 pages
Read: 23/03/20 - 25/04/20
Rating: 4 stars

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 208 pages
Read: 26/04/20 - 28/04/20
Rating: 4 stars


message 7: by Martha (last edited Jun 07, 2020 05:45AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments May

New Reads: 35
Re-Reads: 3

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 7
Children's: 9
Classics: 1
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 2
General Fiction: 3
General Non-Fiction: 1
Graphic Novel: 5
Graphic Non-Fiction: 6
Historical Fiction: 1
Poetry: 2

Total Fiction: 20
Total Non Fiction: 18

Length
Short (<250 pages): 32
Medium (250-450 pages): 5
Long (451+): 1

Author
Male: 11
Female: 26
Non Binary:
Unknown: 1

White: 33
Non-White: 4
Unknown: 1

Openly LGBTQ+: 3
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 35

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 3
Non-disabled / Unknown: 35

UK/US: 29
Rest of the world: 9

New: 21
Not New: 17

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 18
★★★: 12
★★: 5
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 31
Gifted:
Library:
Purchased in 2020: 7

Total owned pre-2020: 31
Total free in 2020:
Total paid in 2020: 7

The books
Waves by Ingrid Chabbert
Purchased, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 96 pages
Read: 01/05/20
Rating: 4 stars

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
Purchased, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 220 pages
Read: 26/04/20 - 02/05/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power by Lola Olufemi
Purchased, Feminism, New Read, New Author, 148 pages
Read: 26/04/20 - 03/05/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 368 pages
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Purchased, General Fiction, New Read, 300 pages
Read: 06/05/2020
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Algeria Is Beautiful Like America by Olivia Burton
Owned, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 176 pages
Read: 07/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Ache by Scarlett Ward
Purchased, Poetry, New Read, New Author, 78 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 2 stars

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 80 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 80 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars

Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking by Anne Elizabeth Moore
Purchased, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 159 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Emmeline Pankhurst by Lisbeth Kaiser
Owned, Biography, New Read, New Author, 32 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

24 Panels by Kieron Gillen
Owned, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 112 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars

God Country by Donny Cates
Owned, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 168 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars

Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai by Nina Mingya Powles
Purchased, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 92 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 112 pages
Read: 08/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars


Coco Chanel by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Owned, Biography, New Read, 32 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler
Owned, Graphic Novel, New Read, 256 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Stories for South Asian Supergirls by Raj Kaur Khaira
Owned, Biography, New Read, New Author, 128 pages
Read: 08/05/2020 - 09/05/2020
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
Owned, Childrens, New Read, 96 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars

Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography by Andy Helfer
Owned, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 112 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Marie Curie by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Owned, Biography, New Read, 32 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Owned, Poetry, New Author, New Read, 156 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza
Owned, Feminism, New Read, New Author, 85 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation by Anne Frank
Owned, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 149 pages
Read: 09/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Greta and the Giants: inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world by Zoë Tucker
Owned, Childrens, New Read, New Author, 32 pages
Read: 10/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka
Owned, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 176 pages
Read: 10/05/20
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
Owned, Fantasy, New Read, 105 pages
Read: 09/05/2020 - 10/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh
Owned, Biography, New Read, New Author, 64 pages
Read: 10/05/2020
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Illegal by Eoin Colfer
Owned, Graphic Novel, New Read, 144 pages
Read: 10/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Women in Battle by Marta Breen
Owned, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 128 pages
Read: 10/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Stand Up, Stand Out! by Kay Woodward
Owned, Biography, New Read, New Author, 112 pages
Read: 10/05/2020
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Owned, Children's, New Read, 208 pages
Read: 15/08/2020
Rating: 2 stars

Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
Owned, Classics, New Read, 253 pages
Read: 11/05/2020 - 18/05/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
Owned, Non-Fiction, Reread, 306 pages
Read: 12/05/2020 - 21/05/2020
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
Owned, Children's, Reread, 187 pages
Read: 20/05/2020 - 22/05/2020
Rating: 2 stars

The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
Owned, Children's, Reread, 160 pages
Read: 23/05/20 - 25/05/20
Rating: 3 stars

Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Author, New Read, 534 pages
Read: 12/05/20 - 29/05/20
Rating: 3 stars


message 8: by Martha (last edited Jul 04, 2020 06:44AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments June

New Reads: 6
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
General Fiction: 2
General Non-Fiction: 1
Graphic Novel: 1
Historical Fiction: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 5
Total Non Fiction: 1

Length
Short (<250 pages): 2
Medium (250-450 pages): 4
Long (451+): 0

Author
Male: 1
Female: 5
Non Binary: 0
Unknown: 0

White: 3
Non-White: 3
Unknown: 0

Openly LGBTQ+: 1
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 5

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 1
Non-disabled / Unknown: 5

UK/US: 4
Rest of the world: 2

New: 4
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 4
★★★: 0
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 2
Gifted: 1
Library: 0
Free: 1
Purchased in 2020: 2

Total owned pre-2020: 2
Total free in 2020: 2
Total paid in 2020: 2

The books
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Read, 400 pages
Read: 06/05/20 - 06/06/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke
Purchased, Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 80 pages
Read: 04/06/20 - 06/06/20
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes
Free, General Fiction, New Author, New Read, 384 pages
Read: 06/06/20 - 11/06/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
Gift, Graphic Novel, New Read, 224 pages
Read: 15/06/20
Rating: 4 stars

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Owned, YA, New Author, New Read, 360 pages
Read: 16/06/20 - 18/06/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Purchased, Fiction, New Author, New Read, 370 pages
Read: 18/06/20 - 20/06/20
Rating: 5 stars -> Review


message 9: by Martha (last edited Aug 01, 2020 02:48PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments July

New Reads: 10
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Essays: 1
General Fiction: 4
Graphic Non-Fiction: 3
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 5
Total Non Fiction: 5

Length
Short (<250 pages): 4
Medium (250-450 pages): 6
Long (451+): 0

Author
Male: 2
Female: 7
Non Binary: 1
Unknown: 0

White: 7
Non-White: 3
Unknown: 0

Openly LGBTQ+: 5
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 5

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 1
Non-disabled / Unknown: 9

UK/US: 8
Rest of the world: 2

New: 9
Not New: 1

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 7
★★★: 1
★★: 1
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 4
Gifted: 2
Purchased in 2020: 4

Total owned pre-2020: 4
Total free in 2020: 2
Total paid in 2020: 4

The books
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Purchased, Fiction, New Read, 361 pages
Read: 01/07/20 - 02/07/20
Rating: 5 stars

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Gifted, Fiction, New Author, New Read, 288 pages
Read: 08/07/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Trumpet by Jackie Kay
Owned, Fiction, New Author, New Read, 296 pages
Read: 05/07/20 - 11/07/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee
Purchased, Memoir, New Author, New Read, 177 pages
Read: 13/07/20 - 18/07/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Owned, YA, New Author, New Read, 330 pages
Read: 18/07/20 - 19/07/20
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker
Owned, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 176 pages
Read: 19/07/20 - 25/07/20
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

To My Trans Sisters by Charlie Craggs
Owned, Essays, New Author, New Read, 344 pages
Read: 10/07/20 - 25/07/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
Purchased, Fiction, New Author, New Read, 220 pages
Read: 27/07/20 - 28/07/20
Rating 4 stars -> Review

Mary and Frankenstein by Linda Bailey
Gifted, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 48 pages
Read: 29/07/20
Rating: 4 stars

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed
Gifted, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 264 pages
Read: 29/07/20 - 31/07/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review


message 10: by Martha (last edited Sep 04, 2020 03:56PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments August

New Reads: 16
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Essays: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 3
General Non-Fiction: 2
Graphic Novel: 3
Graphic Non-Fiction: 4
Historical Fiction: 1
Sci-fi: 1

Total Fiction: 7
Total Non Fiction: 9

Length
Short (<250 pages): 11
Medium (250-450 pages): 5
Long (451+): 0

Author
Male: 2
Female: 13
Non Binary: 1
Unknown:

White: 8
Non-White: 8
Unknown:

Openly LGBTQ+: 3
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 13

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 3
Non-disabled / Unknown: 13

UK/US: 11
Rest of the world: 5

New: 9
Not New: 7

Ratings
★★★★★:
★★★★: 9
★★★: 6
★★: 1
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 3
Gifted: 8
Free: 1
Purchased in 2020: 4

Total owned pre-2020: 3
Total free in 2020: 9
Total paid in 2020: 4

The books
I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib
Gifted, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 160 pages
Read: 02/08/2020
Rating: 3 stars

The Gender Games by Juno Dawson
Owned, Feminism, New Read: 352 pages
Read: 19/07/2020 - 02/08/2020
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui by Jessica Sanders
Gift, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 40 pages
Read: 03/08/2020
Rating: 4 stars

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Gift, Fiction, New Read, 320 pages
Read: 02/08/2020 - 06/08/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

French Milk by Lucy Knisley
Gift, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, 195 pages
Read: 06/08/2020 - 07/08/2020
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay
Gift, Graphic Novel, New Read, 144 pages
Read: 07/08/2020
Rating: 3 stars

That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu
Purchased, Fiction, New Author, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 07/08/2020 - 11/08/2020
Rating: 4 stars

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Purchased, Historical Fiction, New Read, 352 pages
Read: 09/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
Rating: 4 stars

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Gifted, Sci-fi, New Authors, New Read, 201 pages
Read: 15/08/2020 - 17/08/2020
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 168 pages
Read: 06/04/2020 - 19/08/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Histories by Sam Guglani
Gifted, Fiction, New Author, New Read, 162 pages
Read: 19/08/2020 - 21/08/2020
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
Gifted, Graphic Non-Fiction, Reread, 144 pages
Read: 21/08/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Book, 128 pages
Read: 27/08/20
Rating: 4 stars

What Doesn't Kill You: Fifteen Stories of Survival by Elitsa Dermendzhiyska
Free, Essays, New Book, New Author, 190 pages
Read: 24/08/20 - 28/08/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 28/08/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness
Purchased, Memoir, New Author, New Read, Audiobook
Read: 29/08/2020 - 31/08/2020
Rating: 3 stars


message 11: by Martha (last edited Dec 22, 2020 09:19AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments September

New Reads: 24
Re-Reads: 2

Genre:
Children's: 4
Essays: 1
Fantasy: 3
General Fiction: 2
General Non-Fiction: 4
Graphic Novel: 5
Graphic Non-Fiction: 5
Poetry: 1
Short Stories: 1

Total Fiction: 15
Total Non Fiction: 11

Short (<250 pages): 17
Medium (250-450 pages): 9
Long (451+): 0

Author
Male: 4
Female: 18
Non Binary:
Unknown: 4

White: 10
Non-White: 13
Unknown: 3

Openly LGBTQ+: 4
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 22

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 3
Non-disabled / Unknown: 23

UK/US: 20
Rest of the world: 6

New: 15
Not New: 11

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 14
★★★: 8
★★: 2
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 11
Gifted: 3
Free: 2
Purchased in 2020: 10

Total owned pre-2020: 11
Total free in 2020: 5
Total paid in 2020: 10

The books
The Brown Anthology, Language by Sofia Amina
Free, Poetry, New Author, New Read, 108 pages
Read: 30/08/2020 - 02/09/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 303 pages
Read: 01/09/2020 - 03/09/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Purchased, Fiction, New Author, New Reads, 320 pages
Read: 06/09/2020 - 07/09/2020
Rating: 3 stars

Happily Ever After & Everything In Between by Debbie Tung
Purchased, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Reads, 160 pages
Read: 09/09/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Reads, 111 pages
Read: 09/09/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Giant Days, Vol. 1 by John Allison
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Reads, New Author, 112 pages
Read: 11/09/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
Owned, Non-Fiction, Reread, Audiobook
Read: 22/07/2020 - 12/09/2020
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures by Noelle Stevenson
Purchased, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, 208 pages
Read: 12/09/2020
Rating: 4 stars

Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo
Purchased, Fiction, New Read, 308 pages
Read: 28/08/2020 - 13/09/2020
Rating: 3 stars

The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf
Owned, Fiction, New Read, New Author, 312 pages
Read: 13/09/20 - 14/09/20
Rating: 4 stars

Shatila Stories by Omar Khaled Ahmad
Gifted, Short Stories, New Read, New Author, 127 pages
Read: 15/09/20 - 17/09/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions by Claire L. Heuchan & Nikesh Shukla
Purchased, Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 48 pages
Read: 16/09/20 - 17/09/20
Rating: 5 stars

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
Gifted, Graphic Novel, New Author, New Read, 319 pages
Read: 19/09/20
Rating: 3 stars

Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Free, Fantasy, New Read, 224 pages
Read: 19/09/20 - 20/09/20
Rating: 4 stars

Becoming Unbecoming by Una
Purchased, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 224 pages
Read: 20/09/20
Rating: 4 stars

When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll
Gifted, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 72 pages
Read: 21/09/20
Rating: 2 stars

Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq by Sarah Glidden
Purchased, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 298 pages
Read: 21/09/20 - 25/09//20
Rating: 4 stars

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Purchased, Fantasy, New Read, New Author, 96 pages
Read: 26/09/20
Rating: 4 stars

Weight by Jeanette Winterson
Owned, Fantasy, New Read, 176 pages
Read: 27/09/20
Rating: 4 stars

A Country of Refuge: An Anthology of Writing on Asylum Seekers by Lucy Popescu
Owned, Essays, New Read, New Author, 231 pages
Read: 19/09/20 - 27/09/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
Owned, Children's, New Read, 207 pages
Read: 27/09/20
Rating: 2 stars

Mandela: The Graphic Novel by Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Owned, Graphic Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 208 pages
Read: 27/09/20
Rating: 3 stars

Loud Silence by Heady Mix
Owned, Essays, New Read, 98 pages
Read: 27/09/20 - 29/09/20
Rating: 3 stars

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Owned, Graphic Novel, Reread, 277 pages
Read: 29/09/20
Rating: 5 stars

The BFG by Roald Dahl
Owned, Children's, New Read, 199 pages
Read: 28/09/20 - 29/09/20
Rating: 3 stars

No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton
Owned, Children's, New Read, New Author, 231 pages
Read: 29/09/20 - 30/09/20
Rating: 3 stars


message 12: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments October

New Reads: 7
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Memoir: 1
General Fiction: 2
General Non-Fiction: 2
Graphic Novel: 2

Total Fiction: 4
Total Non Fiction: 3

Short (<250 pages): 4
Medium (250-450 pages): 3
Long (451+): 0

Author
Male: 2
Female: 5
Non Binary: 0
Unknown: 0

White: 6
Non-White: 1
Unknown: 0

Openly LGBTQ+: 0
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 7

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 2
Non-disabled / Unknown: 5

UK/US: 7
Rest of the world: 0

New: 4
Not New: 3

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 4
★★★: 2
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 2
Gifted: 2
Free: 1
Purchased in 2020: 2

Total owned pre-2020: 2
Total free in 2020: 3
Total paid in 2020: 2

The books

The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Purchased, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 256 pages
Read: 02/10/20 - 04/10/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Owned, Fiction, New Read, 336 pages
Read: 04/10/20 - 06/10/20
Rating: 4 stars

Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Free, Non-Fiction, New Read, 230 pages
Read: 08/10/20 - 11/10/20
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
Gifted, Graphic Novel, New Read, 224 pages
Read: 12/10/20
Rating: 5 stars

The Original Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Owned, Fiction, New Read, New Author, 384 pages
Read: 12/10/20 - 17/10/20
Rating: 3 stars

Black and British: A short, essential history by David Olusoga
Purchased, Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 217 pages
Read: 12/10/20 - 22/10/20
Rating: 4 stars

Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern
Gifted, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 205 pages
Read: 23/10/20 - 26/10/20
Rating: 3 stars


message 13: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments November

New Reads: 0
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Fantasy: 1

Total Fiction: 1
Total Non Fiction: 0

Short (<250 pages): 0
Medium (250-450 pages): 0
Long (451+): 1

Author
Male: 0
Female: 1
Non Binary: 0
Unknown: 0

White: 1
Non-White: 0
Unknown: 0

Openly LGBTQ+: 0
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 0

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 0
Non-disabled / Unknown: 1

UK/US: 1
Rest of the world: 0

New: 0
Not New: 1

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 0
★★★: 0
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 1
Gifted: 0
Free: 0
Purchased in 2020: 0

Total owned pre-2020: 1
Total free in 2020: 0
Total paid in 2020: 0

The books
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Owned, Fantasy, Reread, 509 pages
Read: 01/11/20 - 16/11/20
Rating: 5 stars


message 14: by Martha (last edited Jan 13, 2021 01:15PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments December

New Reads: 0
Re-Reads: 3

Genre:
Fantasy: 1
Short Stories: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 3
Total Non Fiction: 0

Short (<250 pages): 1
Medium (250-450 pages): 2
Long (451+): 0

Author
Male: 2
Female: 1
Non Binary: 0
Unknown: 0

White: 3
Non-White: 0
Unknown: 0

Openly LGBTQ+: 1
Not LGBTQ+ / Unknown: 2

Disabled / Neurodiverse: 0
Non-disabled / Unknown: 3

UK/US: 2
Rest of the world: 1

New: 0
Not New: 3

Ratings
★★★★★: 0
★★★★: 3
★★★: 0
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2020): 3
Gifted: 0
Free: 0
Purchased in 2020: 0

Total owned pre-2020: 3
Total free in 2020: 0
Total paid in 2020: 0

The books
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Owned, Fantasy, Reread, 280 pages
Read: 15/12/20 - 20/12/20
Rating: 4 stars

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
Owned, Short Stories, Reread, 304 pages
Read: 22/12/20 - 29/12/20
Rating: 4 stars

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
Owned, YA, reread, 207 pages
Read: 29/12/20-30/12/20
Rating: 4 stars


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